-This is also known as ciliary movement
-Ciliary beats consist of a fast effective stroke followed by a slower recovery stroke
-In the effective stroke, the cilium is rigid, bonding occurs only at its base
-In the recovery stroke, the cilium is limp and straightens out slowly from the base to tip
-In the effective stroke, the fluid is pushed backwards and the organism moves in the opposite direction
-Waves of ciliary beats pass from the anterior to the posterior part of the body
-The cilia in each row beat in motion but slightly later than the row in front in a metachronal rhythm
-The bursting of the cilia is coordinated or synchronized by a motorium near the cytopharynx because each cilium strikes the body obliquely
-The body rotates on its longitudal axis as the organism moves forward
-Cilia can move backwards by reversing the ciliary bet motion of cilia autonomic